Hornsby House Inn

702 Main St. , Yorktown, VA 23690 USA (Show map)


For three generations, the Hornsby House has been the center of hospitality in Yorktown and welcomed hundreds of visitors to the area. Newly renovated and opened- a fine quality B&B- offering 5 guest rooms and suites. The HH Inn is spacious and comfortable, and filled with family antiques. Enjoy our large common areas- inside and out. Walk accross the street to the Victory Monument, and close by, to the National Park Service Visitor Center. Enjoy a delicious home cooked breakfast in our dining room. Join our "special" afternoon repast- "High Tea" or Wine and Cheese. Sit and relax in our large and comfortable living room, or on our front porches- with a grand view of the the Yorktown Victory Monument and York River. Visit the historic attractions of Yorktown and the special ambiance of Main Street. Visit Williamsburg or Jamestown- via the beautiful National Park Service Colonial Parkway. Walk and dine out on the "Yorktown RiverWalk". Take a sailing cruise, visit our waterfront market place, or relax on the beach. Our signature suite is the Monument Grand Suite. Visit and book online at HornsbyHouseInn



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Best choice!

4.8 on April 06, 2016

As we were planning our trip to Williamsburg, we initially wanted to stay in one of the hotels or B&Bs on the Williamsburg property. I somehow came upon this bed and breakfast in Yorktown, which is a short, beautiful drive to Williamsburg. We just returned from a long weekend at the Hornsby House, and could not be more pleased with our choice. David and Phil are the perfect gentlemen and hosts, and Sarah the house manager was so helpful. Breakfast was amazing, accommodations were great, and the charm of the house cannot be beat. The thing we loved most about the Hornsby House was its location. My husband is a huge history buff, and the house sits just steps away from the Yorktown battlefields. Our room overlooked the York River. Yorktown is a very convenient location, and it is only about 20 minutes from both Jamestown and Williamsburg. We enjoyed walking down to the shops and restaurants on Main Street in Yorktown, and we even had a picnic on the beach one afternoon. I can't say enough great things about this house and its owners. You truly get the best of all worlds: history, hospitality, relaxation and charm. Hope to visit again some day!

Wedding Bliss

5 on April 01, 2016

I chose the Hornsby House Inn for a place for myself and my bridesmaids to get ready the day before my wedding. The night of my wedding, my husband and I stayed here. This place is beautiful and the innkeeper was amazing and attentive! I would reccomend this place to anyone. The pictures do not even begin to do the place any justice. I was blown away with the service I received. My stay here really helped to make my special day even more special and I cannot thank the Hornsby House enough. My husband and I have considered making this our first anniversary get away!

A great getaway!

4.6 on March 25, 2016

What an outstanding experience this was for my wife and I! We loved every single minute that we stayed at the Hornsby House! Not only were David, Philip and Sarah so friendly, warm and accommodating, they even invited my son over for wine and cheese and breakfast the next morning! It was so very much like returning to a long lost friend's home rather than staying at an Inn! Breakfast was excellent and we were given superior service all the way around. My wife and I are "picky" travelers, but we were won over the very first day at the Hornsby House--we've even made our reservations for NEXT year! Absolutely charming and a fabulous place to stay!

March 2016 visit

5 on March 21, 2016

If you could create a perfect B&B then Hornsby house would be tight at the top of the best!

Comfort like home

4.6 on March 17, 2016

We choose the Hornsby House to celebrate our wedding anniversary and found the accommodations fantastic. What fun to sit down with the owner next to a warm fire to hear about his family and the history of this beautiful home. Sarah did an exceptional job feeding us and the afternoon wine and cheese gatherings added to the charm of this experience. Thanks to Dave and Phil for spending time with us at breakfast. Loved how close it was to the waterfront in Yorktown, and minutes away from the historic battlefield.

Like being in your own home, except more relaxing

4.8 on February 01, 2016

My company has been using the Hornsby House for January retreats for the last four years. This last stay was, as always, exceptional. The innkeepers, Dave and Phil, are warm, welcoming, and gracious. The wine and cheese afternoons and breakfasts are abundant and well-prepared. The house itself is big, comfortable, and (perfect for January) supplied with both wood-burning and gas fireplaces. Our favorite room is the Monument, which has a wood-burning fireplace in the bedroom itself, but the River View is also gorgeous. An easy walk to several different restaurants and the riverfront. Highly recommended.

Cozy and Comfortable

4.4 on January 07, 2016

We stayed at HHI during a slow time so we could take our baby. The innkeeper was gracious and welcomed our little one. He make recommendations for activities we could do even in the cold of winter. We thoroughly enjoyed curling up near the main fireplace, and the one in our room, to relax and enjoy wine and cheese. It's a lovely home that we felt comfortable to use and "live" in during our stay. Will absolutely stay again.

Absolutely lovely B&B!

4.6 on December 30, 2015

I would definitely recommend this B&B. Located on a quiet street within walking distance to much of the historic district. Simply beautiful home, well kept and comfortable. The breakfasts were hardy and wonderful! Very good cooking!

Great Bed & Breakfast

4.8 on December 02, 2015

We spent two nights at the Hornsby House and enjoyed every minute of it. I am vegan and they went out of there way to give me a great breakfast. If you are vegan or vegetarian I recommend you stay here. One of the owners David sat with us for breakfast and told us about the history of the house, Yorktown and surrounding areas he was full of information. Yorktown is an adorable place, and we hope to come back and visit again with them in the next couple of years.

Looking forward to our next stay

4.2 on November 23, 2015

Beautiful home, don't build them like this any more, wonderful host and delicious breakfast. Sorry we could only stay the one night. David, thanks for the history lesson. My daughter is looking to learn the hospitality business in about 7 years.

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Rooms & Rates

Monument Grand Suite

Our most elegant and "spacious" guest room offers a king-sized four poster bed and two twin beds, a private bathroom (with tub), plus a cozy fireplace and large sitting area. It also features a private outdoor terrace overlooking the Yorktown Victory Monument and York River. This large room can easily accommodate 2 – 4 people in style and comfort. (32" HDTV DVD and Internet access) Rates include a full breakfast for all, plus a delightful afternoon repast, “High Tea” or Wine & Cheese at 5:00 p.m.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $189 - $229

The Riverview Room

Overlooking Yorktown’s charming Main Street and the York River, this beautiful, cheerful room is specially appointed with a queen size bed and sitting area. Its unique private bath also features a grand view of the Victory Monument. With this room we like to say, “Washington would have slept here.” Rates include a full breakfast for all, plus a delightful afternoon repast, “High Tea” or Wine & Cheese at 5:00 p.m.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

The Chesapeake Suite

Enjoy a very private suite with queen bed, full bathroom with tub, and private outdoor terrace overlooking a quite garden area. If desired, this suite may be expanded to incorporate a second bedroom, “The Yorktown Room,” which features a full size double bed. This option makes it perfect for a family or two couples who can share the connecting full bath. Rates include a full breakfast for all, plus a delightful afternoon repast, “High Tea” or Wine & Cheese at 5:00 p.m.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

The Magnolia Room

Four windows with scenic views of Yorktown make the Magnolia Room bright and welcoming. This quaint, yet spacious room features a queen size bed, a single bed, large sitting area, and its own bathroom with tub. Tucked away on the 3rd floor, the room is private and special, and is a favorite of many. Rates include a full breakfast for all, plus a delightful afternoon repast, “High Tea” or Wine & Cheese at 5:00 p.m.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

The Hornsby Suite

Sleep snugly on the 3rd floor in this large room with a special grand king bed- plus a single bed for a third person. Enjoy the comfortable sitting area and large private bathroom (with tub). Rates include a full breakfast for all, plus a delightful afternoon repast, “High Tea” or Wine & Cheese at 5:00 p.m.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

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Location Type

Small town


Newport News, VA (PHF-Newport News Williamsburg Intl.) 12 miles

Directions to property:

From Williamsburg take the senic Colonial Parkway to Yorktown- about 11 miles. At end of Colonial Parkway- at the stop sign and entrance to Yorktown, take (slight) left road, go 1/4 mile to Victory Monument (on right). Hornsby House Inn is on the left - 702 Main Street. (In the spring and summer, guest can go around the "No Vehicular Traffic" sign on Main St, go 50 feet and take left on Smith St. Park on Smith Street and check in.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Yorktown Battlefields- National Park Service, Colonial Williamsburg, 20 min from Yorktown, National Park Service- Colonial Parkway, Jamestown Settlement- National & State Parks, Bush Gardens, 15 min from Yorktown, Water Country USA, 15 min from Yorktown, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Internet Service, Piano, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Sailboat Cruises from RiverWalk Market, Yorktown Victory Center -, Main Street -Tour Historic homes, shops,, National Park Service Visitor Center, Battlefields, Watermen's Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1607 Jamestown, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00-6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of one nights stay required to reserve rooms and suites.
  • Cancellations: We only have five "unique" rooms and suites. Your deposit holds your particular room for you, and prevents others from booking that room. If reservation is canceled more than 15 days in advance,has a $35.00 cancellation fee and your balance can be applied to a future reservation. Cancellations within 15 days of reservation has a $90 cancel fee and the balance can be applied to a future reservation. Cancellations within 48 hours,or no shows, will have no refund of deposit.



David and Philip Bowditch

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About the innkeepers

Phil and I grew up in the what family and friends call the "Big House". Our Mom passed five years ago, having raised four sons in this lovely home. At a sitdown dining room breakfast, we cook a gormet breakfast from Mom's cookbook, "From the Kitchen at Hornsby House, and we talk with our guests. You'll love it.

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  • Time Served: 8:45
  • Serving Location: Dining Room